Sunday, May 15, 2011

On my turntable: The Cars - Shake it Up

After listening to Panorama (1980) I felt the need to hear Shake It Up (1981) right away, even though I didn't own the album. Then I remembered seeing a sealed copy of the LP at the wickedly awesome Hymie's records. So I ventured out to Hymie's, and sure enough the LP was still there & soon tucked under my arm.

I gotta say my memories of this album were better than the album itself. "Shake It Up" was an infectious great single, with a fat synth bass line. The rest of the album is good, but not great. It was, however, more commercial & accessible than its predecessor and its success put the band back on the map.

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